Laurel mayor signs proclamation in honor of Intellectual Disabilities Month

Laurel mayor signs proclamation in honor of Intellectual Disabilities Month

LAUREL, MS (WDAM) - Laurel Mayor Johnny Magee signed a proclamation Tuesday at city hall, proclaiming the month of March as Intellectual Disabilities Month.

The city of Laurel encourages all citizens to give full support to those individuals with intellectual disabilities as they try to live productive lives so that they may achieve their full potential.

A group of members of the local Arc Pine Belt Region were in attendance as well.

"We really need to increase the public awareness of what we do at the Arc and bring the attention to the individuals that we serve and this is one step along the way," said James Masters, Arc board president.

The Arc Pine Belt Region serves five counties and is open to anyone. For more information, click here.